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Restoration

Painting With Photo Filters

March 3, 2010

Do you have some of those 70’s era color photo’s that just look tired? Here’s an easy way to paint a little life back into them using photo filters! For the purposes of this [More]

Striking Silver

February 24, 2010

Up until the 1960’s, when resin coating became the norm and gave photo paper a smooth, shiny look and feel, photos were commonly developed using the silver gelatin dry plate process, caused by [More]

A Duo Of Duotones

February 17, 2010

A subtle overlay of color can really perk up a flat black & white image. A two color overlay, composed of (usually) black and another color, called Duotone, and three color, black and two other [More]

'Painting' A Better Black & White

February 10, 2010

Last week we looked at one way of improving a grayscale image by bring back, and tweaking, color channels. This week, we’ll enliven a flat black and white image by “painting” in tones. This [More]

Upscaling Grayscale

February 3, 2010

Although it’s eminently preferable to scan all your old photos in color, sometimes we don’t have the luxury of that choice. Sometimes we only have access to grayscale scans of photos, for [More]

No Flipping Photoshop

January 27, 2010

Without a doubt, the hardest damage to restore in a photo is damage to people, especially faces. It’s also, without a doubt this area that is also the most important. No matter how devastating [More]

Photo to Photo-Portrait in Photoshop

January 20, 2010

Wednesday wouldn’t be the same without Janine Smith (@landailyn)  On Monday I had a tutorial up on Firgs awesome place, Design By Firgs, a photo-to-drawing project the was inspired by Bert [More]

The Picture on the Wall (pt 2)

January 13, 2010

In the second tutorial on problems that can be found when taking a picture of a picture hanging on a wall we’ll cover glass glare. Glass glare can come in many forms, such as the glare made by [More]

The Picture on the Wall (pt. 1)

January 6, 2010

(Authors Note: My New Years resolution is to try and keep my tutorials a bit shorter. I’ve started off quite well,if I say so myself, but I feel I must warn you: My New Year resolutions usually [More]

Repairing Ink Blots

December 16, 2009

Bad things happen. Bad things even happen to our photos. Bad things like…ink. So when the bad thing happens, how do you go about fixing it? The first thing to remember is to not try to wipe it [More]

Restoring A Partial Fade

November 11, 2009

Last week we went over noise reduction, sans plug-in. This week, using the same photo provided, with thanks, by Kelly (Herstoryan), we’ll bring back an extremely faded element. In the example [More]

Take Out Da Noise

November 3, 2009

Sometimes a little texture and a little film grain, or “noise” in an old photo is not a bad thing! Seriously, if you start taking everything out of old photos they end up looking worse than when [More]

Color (Wheel) Correction (Pt. 2/2)

October 22, 2009

You’ve done your color correction, via whatever method you prefer or the one that worked best for the photo at hand, but it still doesn’t look quite right. Here’s a way to [More]

Combo Color Correction (Pt. 1/2)

October 21, 2009

Today I bring you the first part of a two-part tutorial. The first will go over a combination method of color cast correction, and the second half will deal with correcting tints. This photo, [More]

Smoothing Texture (Redux)

October 14, 2009

This weeks post is a re-post of a tutorial I had on my blog, Janinealogy, way back in…well, way back. I beg everyones forgiveness for this bit of laziness on my part, but with my home network [More]
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